I’ve been doing a lot of reading, a lot of agonizing over politics, a lot of musing, and have been trying really hard to keep my opinions to myself, these days. Not a divisive person, but just one that wants to help people, and make them aware that they have a voice.
Sometimes, it just gets to be too much. And then I get into trouble. I really shouldn’t be afraid to announce my own right to the freedom of thought. I digress.
Today’s topic is how we can help make our country great again.
I recently read in our local newspaper that the Marine and Navy reservists will once again be in Chenango County, here in upstate New York, to practice their remote services. I used their service last year for my dental needs. I was impressed with these people! They are all professionals, they are amazing! Their equipment is state of the art. They are well organized.
I firmly believe that, if we help our fellow man, we can become a great nation once more. Let’s stop this pettiness of issues. Everyone is clamoring over their rights. While it sounds so unfair (yes, I agree) that women make less than men, and something needs to be done about it, when did life become a competition with “hey, he’s got this and I don’t? I agree that people should be paid the same for the same job, but then again, we have to consider, what is the motivation for the employer to offer the same salary? Is there background there? Or pure selfishness in thinking “well this person doesn’t deserve more?” Is this a part of life, a person should be paid exactly what he/she and the employer have agreed upon, it’s none of their business should someone make more. This is a fine line, I realize. I’m not saying here that one way is right, the other is wrong, but I just want to say “isn’t this what freedom is about?” Is this where communism comes in, everyone gets paid the same. So, is communism wrong? Does communism mean that even the president gets a wage equal to the worker in the field? That’s the way communism SHOULD work. And socialism? Hey what?! Either all the way or none! It’s sort of a flip flop, isn’t it?
And public bathrooms! An issue? Really? Okay, so have one bathroom, let the person lock the door and everyone else can stand in line. Easy solution! Why does it have to be a political one?
Many other issues I can touch upon, but this is enough for now, lest my readers become bored.
Let us live in the moment, embracing the grace that is ours today. Love your family, do your work. Find ways to overcome your situation today. Seek help. It has been proven to me that there is hope here in these United States. Forget the promises of Washington, they are not our hope, our hope is in each other.
I have one life. I want it to be lived with passion. I want to put away fear and embrace life. It’s my hyphen, after all.